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Old 08-18-2014, 03:59 PM   #21
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Bristleworm taking down a dead fish. Nasty!
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One last thing- here's a good way to trap 'em:
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The problem is there are many varieties, some more aggressive than others.


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What are your water parameters?
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I kill everyone I find....I flip rocks weekly lol

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You are basically killing one of the main consumers of detritus within your aquarium, based on a pure hunch, that is not based on any scientific observation or ecological theory. I very strongly advise against this.
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Bristle worm trying to kill my fish

I agree. They probably do far more good than bad. There are a few types that munch on coral, but the vast majority are part of the CUC.
They still creep me out. Carnivorous worms. Sounds like a 3D movie title.

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Boardsurfer that is crazy!!! Check out the one we just caught as I was feeding shrimp to my fish! I don't know how to load YouTube videos otherwise would have put it on. Reinforces what I have been saying about my fish disappearing but these don't even wait til they are dead, they sneak up on them while they are sleeping!


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It's been a long time since I have studied them but There are some polyceats that are quite nasty.

Some have a proboscis that they shoot out of their mouth...think about the movie aliens when the queen had a little mouth that shot out of her regular mouth

I've seen half foot long stripped bass in aquaculture system destroyed by worms we were trying to feed them

You will need a good field guide or taxonomic key if you want identify them. But it may not be easy to nail down the species. The things in our tanks can be from anywhere in the world.

Id kill anything bigger than my thumb




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